These summaries were prepared by McGuireWoods LLP lawyer Thomas E. Spahn. They are based on the letter opinions issued by the Virginia State Bar. Any editorial comments reflect Mr. Spahn's current personal views, and not the opinions of the Virginia State Bar, McGuireWoods or its clients. 
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20-Government Official Conflicts

A lawyer holding public office may represent clients on charges of violating laws or ordinances as long as the lawyer complies with all of the ethics rules (modifying LEO 564).

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn